Visitor from Georgia DOE speaks to SHS students

Posted by | April 19, 2019 2:30 pm

On Wednesday, April 10, Patrick Wallace from the Georgia Department of Education came and spoke to students enrolled in Spanish classes and members of the Spanish Club at Swainsboro High School in response to an invitation from Alexandra Flowers, SHS Spanish teacher.

Wallace is the program specialist for World Languages and Global Word Initiatives. While talking to students, he stressed the importance of being bilingual in the 21st Century. He Read More

Seedling Garden Club discusses upcoming flower show

Posted by | April 19, 2019 2:00 pm

The Seedling Garden Club met Monday, April 8, inside Swainsboro United Methodist Church’s social hall.

The meeting featured a working session to help members better understand the designs that will be entered in the flower show.

Judy McWhorter, flower show judge, gave an educational presentation on Petite Designs. Some of these are new designs being used in flower shows.

Paula Karrh, another flower show judge, fielded questions about designs featured Read More

SAR members attend Georgia On My Mind Day in Screven County

Posted by | April 19, 2019 1:30 pm

Several members of the Wiregrass, Brier Creek, and Col. William Few chapters of the Sons of the American Revolution traveled to the Highway 301 Welcome Station in Screven County on Friday, March 29, to present their artifacts and Revolutionary War weapons and to fire their six-pounder naval cannon.

Students from Allendale, South Carolina as well as Screven County visited to view all the exhibits. They were also served lunch by Read More

Kiwanians hear Pine Tree Festival plans

Posted by | April 19, 2019 1:00 pm

The Kiwanis Club of Swainsboro met Tuesday, April 9, at Catered Creations at 7 p.m. with President Cheryl Goodman presiding with 25 members present.

Bobby Seamans hosted the program. He introduced Lynn Brinson, director of the Downtown Development Authority.

Brinson gave an overview of the events that will take place as part of the 74th Annual Pine Tree Festival. The festival will take place May 3 and May 4, but Read More

Easter Chat #2

Posted by | April 19, 2019 12:30 pm

What’s your most favorite Easter treat?

Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs take the cake in my book! How about you?


Full slate of events planned for Georgia Cities Week

Posted by | April 19, 2019 12:00 pm

Historic Twin City/Main Street will be celebrating Georgia Cities Week April 21 through April 28. The city will be hosting a variety of events throughout the week. The theme of this year’s Georgia Cities Week is “Georgia Cities: True Colors.”

This is the 20th year of celebrating Georgia Cities Week in the state and the second year the city that Twin City has participated.

“We’re very proud of our city Read More

Happy Easter!

Posted by | April 19, 2019 11:30 am

Pictured are local children who gathered for an egg hunt this past weekend in anticipation of Easter. “Egg-cellent” fun was had by all who attended.

Shah is one of three area students selected for Washington Youth Tour

Posted by | April 19, 2019 10:30 am

Swainsboro High School’s Arham Shah has been selected to represent Altamaha EMC on the 2019 Washington Youth Tour (WYT), an all-expenses-paid leadership experience sponsored by electric membership cooperatives in Georgia.

He will be joined by Falyn Holland of Toombs County High School and Hunter Brotman of Robert Toombs Christian Academy.

The three will attend the tour June 13 through June 20. They were carefully selected through an application process which Read More

Cooking fire damages Twin City home

Posted by | April 19, 2019 10:00 am


A 1:14 a.m. call to 911 dispatched Twin City firefighters to 1040 Coursey Road for a reported stove/grease fire.

Arriving on scene, the fire was in the overhead cabinets and the exhaust fan over the stove.

Additional county firefighters from Canoochee and Garfield were dispatched to the scene.

Fire damage was confined to the electric stove, vent hood, overhead cabinets, wall, and ceiling. Electric power Read More

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